# Data Interpretation - Bar Charts - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Bar Charts - Bar Chart 7 (Q.No. 5)
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A cosmetic company provides five different products. The sales of these five products (in lakh number of packs) during 1995 and 2000 are shown in the following bar graph.

Sales (in lakh number of packs) of five different products of Cosmetic Company during 1995 and 2000

5.
The sales of conditioners in 1995 was by what percent less than the sales of shampoos in 1995? (rounded off to nearest integer)
57%
36%
29%
25%
Explanation:

Required percentage
 = (7.88 - 5.01) x 100 % 7.88
= 36.42%
36%.

Discussion:
9 comments Page 1 of 1.

Nitin said:   1 year ago
@Jigme.

How, 7.88 - 5.01?

Explain this step.

Korphu said:   2 years ago
@Jigme.

How come 12.89? Explain.

Jigme said:   2 years ago
7.88 - 5.01=12.89.
12.89/5.01 * 100= 57.

Riva said:   2 years ago
According to me, the calculation done is wrong, the method and the numbers selected are correct but the correct answer is 57% and not 36%.

I have cross-checked and done the calculation more than once.

Darsh said:   4 years ago
Right, Agree @Jain.

Jain said:   4 years ago
Because it is written what percent less than shampoo so we took it in the denominator.

Because it has asked for by what percent it is less. So here the formula would be,

=> ((Big value - Small Value) / Small value) * 100.

If this is the case where it was asked by what percent it is greater, the answer might have been,

=> (7.88 - 5.01 / 5.01) * 100.

Ammish said:   8 years ago
Was wondering same why dividing by 7.88 not 5.01?

Manisha said:   9 years ago
Why we have divided here with 7.88?